Henry Tanner (1859 - 1937) <br/Henry Ossawa Tanner was active/lived in Pennsylvania, Kansas / France. Henry Tanner is known for painting-religious, Orientalism, genre, figure, landscape.
Signed lower Right
Oil on Board
Painting Size: 26 x 20 in.
Frame Size: 31 1/2 x 25 1/2 in.
Created in 1900\'s
Private Collection from New Jersey
Biography from the Archives of askART Biography photo for Henry TannerAmerica\'s first internationally renowned African-American artist, Henry Ossawa Tanner was born in Pittsburgh to a well-educated and devoutly religious family. When Henry was age 13, his father, the Reverend Benjamin Tucker Tanner, moved the family to Philadelphia. With the support of his parents and inspiration from the art of the 1876 Philadelphia Exposition, he enrolled in the Pennsylvania Academy to study with Thomas Eakins who became a close friend. Tanner briefly painted animals and was determined to become the \"American Landseer\" in response to the demand for animal portraits. Between 1886 and 1887 Tanner was an illustrator for Harper Brothers, a publishing firm willing to advance black artists and writers. He then moved to Atlanta, Georgia, where he briefly and unsuccessfully ran a photography studio, but by 1891 he turned back to painting and sailed for France.
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